Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The perfect weekend- the bloggers crafty retreat

My summer break is over [though it appears our summer weather is not].....and it ended on the perfect note.....meeting up with my bloggy friend Kathy K [how did we forget to take a photo???] for lunch and some craft shopping.......followed by a crafting weekend retreat spent with a lovely group of fellow bloggers.
some who I met on last year's Blogging retreat.....and some familiar only from their blogs
it was such a thrill to meet the lovely Abi for the first time

we all spent our time chat,chat,chatting......laughing lots....eating far too much......completing challenges....scrapping more pages than I've made in months.....making cards......and learning a new mini book technique with Sandie

all in the wonderful surroundings of The Royal Agricultural University......the similarity to Hogwarts was mentioned a few times!
outside and in
Thank you so much ladies for such a lovely weekend.....and for lending me all your equipment....and particularly to Jemma for organising it......can't wait til next year
Photos courtesy of a variety of bloggers....thanks ladies

14 comments:

Kathyk said...

Looks like a great weekend - I still can't believe how tiny your case was!!!

Lovely to catch up with you on Friday too, Jacky

Kathyk

furrypig said...

Fab post Jacky and good to see you again maybe we will travel together next time xxx

Jane said...

looks like you all had a great time.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I just LOVE that photo of you and Abi!!! Makes me SO happy to see blog friends together in real life. It sounds like a fantastic weekend and I'm so glad you got to be there!

Abi said...

It was such a joy to meet you in person Jacky! You are as lovely as you seem on your blog. I had so much fun with you all.

Karen said...

This is the third blog post I've read about this fabulous weekend! It sounds better and better each time!

Sian said...

It looks like an excellent rime was had all round

Helen Philipps said...

What a lovely crafty time, and so good to meet up with your blog friends too, Jackie!
Helen xox

Cheri said...

So wish I could have been there - looks wonderful!!!

K said...

Twas lovely to see you again Jacky, & get to chat with you more this time :)

Sandra said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time, and how lovely to meet up with blogging friends

Barbara Eads said...

That looks like so much fun!! Plus, the surrounding look spectacular---like stepping back in time!

glamgran62 said...

That sounds a great weekend. Would love to do something like that. Perhaps you can show how to make the mini book!
Angela

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Oh yes a lovely weekend with lovely company. Nice to see you again.